A dreadful week for PM Johnson

Regardless of your party, everyone would agree that the last week has been a catastrophic one for the new Prime Minister Boris Johnson.

The PM started the week in a fairly strong position, preparing to prorogue parliament, having a lead of over ten percent over Labour and preparing to call an election should the opposition’s no-deal bill pass.

However, in just seven days, Johnson has lost whatever majority he had through the self-inflicted wound of expelling 21 rebelling MPs, triggering two Cabinet ministers (including his own brother) to quit.

His trick to dupe Labour into calling an election failed, causing him to lose every parliamentary vote to date and leaving the Conservatives to call in lawyers to look for loopholes in the law, and even the prospect of Johnson flouting the law altogether.

And his attempts at campaigning for an election that hasn’t been called has also proved embarrassing, being heckled by passers-by and underwhelming many.

By Friday, there was open speculation that Johnson may be forced to resign if he has to call for another extension of Article 50, and the Tories lead in the polls starting to wain.

Johnson became leader promising to be the great unifier for both his party and the country as a whole – in his first week back from the summer recess, he instead has former party grandees saying he is incapable of leadership.

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